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Payment options

Tuition payment options are:

  • Payment plan through Nelnet Campus Commerce
  • Online payment
  • Payment through third-party vendors
  • Payment via veteran’s benefits
  • On-campus payments

Paying in person

The cashier is located in Gateway. A drop box is also available for after-hours payments. Do not mail to or leave payments at any other university office. Faculty will not collect fees from any student. Tuition payments may be made by cash, check, money order, Visa, or MasterCard.

Mailing payments

Payments may be mailed directly to Gateway. Payment must be received no later than the day of the payment deadline. Please write your Student Tech ID (located on your student ID card) on your check. If your name is not printed on the check, please write your name in the memo area on the check so your tuition account will be properly credited.

Mail your payment to:

Metropolitan State University
Gateway Students Services Office 
Attn: Cashier
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000

Financial aid or scholarship

Students receiving financial aid (grants, loans or scholarships) who have received an award letter from the Financial Aid Office, will automatically have the tuition and fees payment deadline postponed until one week after financial aid funds are disbursed. Financial aid and scholarships are disbursed after the last day to add/drop classes each term.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all required paperwork is received by the published deadlines. Apply early and before the published deadlines to ensure your timely financial aid award. Contact the Financial Aid Department for additional information about receiving financial aid.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities employees may be eligible to use an employee waiver to pay part or all of their tuition and fees. There are two categories of tuition waivers:

  • internal waiver (Metropolitan State University) or
  • external waiver (other colleges, universities or organizations).

Contact your institution's Human Resources Office for eligibility status if you are unsure. Apply here for a Minnesota State tuition waiver. Once submitted, the tuition waiver is forwarded for approval to the home institution.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure waivers are received by the published deadlines. If a waiver does not fully cover tuition and fees, the student must pay or make arrangements to pay the remainder of their tuition and /or fees by the tuition payment deadline. Tuition waivers are not reflected on student accounts until two weeks into the semester.